Press release: Missing Cannon AFB lieutenant found

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – The Cannon Air Force Base lieutenant missing since March 12 has been found safe in California. 1st Lt. Scott Lee reported to Travis Air Force Base, Calif., April 2, and is now en route back to Cannon, AFB. Until yesterday, Lee was last seen leaving his apartment in Clovis, […]

Monday prep baseball linescore – April 2

Monday Dora 6, Melrose 5 Dora 112 000 2 — 6 8 4 Melrose 031 000 1 — 5 9 2 Dylan Privett and Chase Varnell; Kamron Huber, Brian Hemminger (7) and Aaron Dearing. W — Privett. L — Hemminger. Top hitters — Dora: Chris Aranda 2-4, RBI, run; Varnell 2-4, 2 runs; Colton Gruis […]

Farmers playing waiting games

There's a good chance fewer acres of crops will be planted in eastern New Mexico and West Texas, according to agriculture officials. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Roosevelt County wheat farmer Rick Ledbetter checks the sprinklers Monday on his irrigated winter wheat crop. Ledbetter said spring wheat will be his main crop when planting for the […]

Interest rate on student loans could double

Kandese Spikes is one of about 1,600 students at Eastern New Mexico University that have been issued the federal Stafford loan. Christina Calloway: Portales News-Tribune Zackary Hinds, left, and John Bonner are among about 1,600 Eastern New Mexico University students who have a federal Stafford loan. Interest rates for that loan are expected to double […]

Police blotter: April 3

Here is a sampling of police, sheriff and fire call logs: Friday 10:45 a.m.: Caller reported stolen stereo from car, 1400 block of W. Lime. 11:18 a.m.: Caller requested talk on case followup, 1700 block of N. Boston. 11:31 a.m.: Officer responded to walkup at sheriff's department for bench warrant. 11:36 a.m.: Officer requested ambulance […]

Floyd news: April 3

School reunion set The five-year all-school reunion will take place Aug. 4 at Floyd Municipal Schools. For information, call 478-2211.

Meetings watch: City council

The following items are on the agenda for the Portales City Council meeting at 7 p.m. today in the Council Chambers at city hall: Proclamation for Great American Cleanup set for April 14. Resolution authorizing the mayor to sign the application for the New Mexico State Fire Marshal's Office Fiscal Year 2013 Municipal Fire Protection […]

My turn: A little dirt never hurts

Will Rogers said, "What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds." How I love this quote. It's fun to conjure it up when I've been in my flowerbeds all day and my nails are black with soil. It's finally time to get back out there in our yards, think about plowing our garden […]

Hounds’ rally falls short this time

For the fourth consecutive game, the Eastern New Mexico University baseball team fell into a huge hole. This time, the Greyhounds couldn't escape. Abilene Christian scored seven first-inning runs — six after two were out — and led 9-0 after 1 1/2 innings on Sunday before hanging on for a 13-9 win at Greyhound Field […]